hellomagazine.comGifts for new babies inspired by the new royal baby which Kate Middleton and Prince William are expecting as a younger sibling for Prince george
Personalised Royal Rocking Chair
Let your little prince or princess take the throne with this adorable royal rocking chair. Personalise with their name for a regal gift they'll treasure.
aden + anais jungle jam range
When Kate and William brought George home, he made the journey wrapped in one of adan + anais’ cute jungle jam muslin blankets, so the family would certainly love more of the range to add to their collection. The cute bibs are a great addition, and the muslin square musys are great to have on hand to sort out messes and spills.
Jungle Jam snap bibs, £19.95
Jungle Jam swaddles, four-pack, £44.96
Jungle Jam musys, £19.95
aden + anais musy mate and dream blanket
Bedtimes will be easier if they involve a snuggle with this dream blanket and musy mate comforter, both made from cotton muslin. They can be thrown in the washing machine, if mums can sneak them away from little hands long enough for a clean.
Amaia Kids clothing (boys)
Kate is a big fan of Chelsea-based luxury children’s clothes brand Amaia Kids: she dressed Prince George in a pair of their socks and shorts for his first set of solo portaits. Royal fans looking to kit out their own little prince would do well to choose the boys’ outfit set in blue.
Amaia Kids clothing (girls)
There are plenty of options for little princesses too. The brand's sets of bloomers and matching tops and rompers are highly desirable summer wardrobe additions.
Pirate top & bloomers, £40
Sissi all in one, £60
Her Majesty's favourite breed, Corgi dogs have long been associated with the royal family. So as an alternative to the 'it's a boy/girl' balloons, one of these would do the trick for William and Kate.
Corgi walking balloon, 4 (My Little VIP partner Balloon Besties)
Available from Mylittlevip.co.uk, with discounts for members
PacaPod Madison changing bag
This one isn’t just for baby, it’s a gift for mum too. Not only is it stylish – with an elegant vintage-inspired Sixties structured style – but it’s amazingly functional. Open the tan leather exterior to find the brand’s signature three-in-one organisation system which features detachable feeder and changer pods and mat in separate compartments. There’ll be no more scrabbling about looking for keys – everything stays perfectly in place and easy to find.
Lost My Name personalised picture book
The perfect unique gift for your little one, Lost My Name is a personalised picture book which scatters the letters of your child's name throughout, taking them on an adventure to track down all the missing letters.
Another perfect gift choice for parents-to-be who don’t know the gender of their baby – or those who want to stay away from they typical pinks and blues that newborns are often dressed in – is a MORI gift box. The idea is a box of clothes, in gender-neutral colours – are home delivered, either as a one-off gift or every six weeks. Each parcel contains five essential items – such as bibs, sleepsuits and body suits – made from a bamboo and cotton mix fabric, and super stylish to boot. A nice added extra is that members can return clothes that are no longer needed to send to children in need.
From £42 every six weeks or £55 as a one-oft gift
Every parent wants their little one to get off on the right foot in life: some snazzy shoes might help. The black patent Step2two Lord shoes definitely have a regal air about them, as do the majestic metallic gold Fion Velcro boots.
Fion metal – Velcro bootie, from £52
Lord Patent brogue, from £59.50
Tiny closed leather sandal, from £59.50
All from Step2wo.com
Muddy Puddles rain suit
Perfect to keep little explorers dry from April showers. These little suits are fully waterproof, breathable, lightweight and fold down into a pocket on the front - very handy to keep in a handbag or boot of the car in case of rain.
Luxury Musical Cot Mobile
A deluxe fabric mobile which gently rotates whilst playing a soothing Brahms lullaby. Featuring a pleated cotton sateen canopy and soft padded shapes with delicate embroidery detail. Complete with an easy to assemble white plastic arm which attaches to most cots. Suitable from birth to approximately 5 months.
Tusk Wall Stickers
Prince William would certainly approve of these sweet wall stickers, which have been made by Mothercare in association with Tusk, the animal conservation charity that William is a royal patron of.
Add the finishing touches to a baby's nursery or playroom with these fun stickers, and gain your own royal seal of approval.
Prince George toy box
Judging by the amount of gifts Prince George received from well-wishers when he was born, the second royal baby will need a toy box too. This wooden one, which was presented to George by 10 Downing Street upon his christening, would be perfect for the little tot to pack away cuddly toys.
The solid pine box can be engraved with a maximum of 8 letters and more if the teddy and solider are removed.
My Little VIP membership
If you’d prefer to let the parents do their own choosing, a good gift would be a membership to My Little VIP – a mother and baby membership club which gives access to exclusive offers and savings on 0ver 300 high-end brands and services. Giving this as a present also contributes to a good cause – the company donates 20 per cent of its profit to Count the Kicks, a leading UK pregnancy and stillbirth awareness charity.
This luxury children’s wear brand offers a selection of beautiful rompers, bodysuits, dresses and two pieces. And there are plenty of unisex options, if like William and Kate – expectant parents have decided to keep the gender of their new arrival a surprise.
Special occasion White and buscuit romper, £37
Nature boy striped romper, £32
Provence mini Green top and pants, £30
Newborn grey romper no legs short sleeves, £16
These cute items certainly conjure up images of London. No doubt Kate, who put George in a tanktop bearing images of royal guardsmen for his last portrait, would approve.
Imajo guardsman rag doll, 17.99 (My Little VIP partner O'Nessy's Toys)
Soldier babygrow, £20
Soldier rattle, £12 (Both from My Little VIP partner Albetta)
All available from Mylittlevip.co.uk, with discounts for members
These sweet reversible fabric crowns are great for dressing up, parties or funny photos to give little ones the instant royal look.
Available from Mylittlevip.co.uk, with discounts for members
Prince George made hearts melt wearing a guardsmen print jumper in his official portrait, and now your little one can too with this baby blue knit from Trotters – a favourite store of Kate and George.
Vintage baby book
The Duchess of Cambridge is a known fan of quintessentially British shop Trotters. New mums can follow in her footsteps and fill the pages of this sweet baby's book with photographs and hand-written memories from their baby's first years.
Speaking about the "Kate effect" the brand has experienced, Sophie Mirman, founder of Trotters, said that it was "a great honour but also a great morale booster" to count Prince George's mum as one of her regular customers.
Disney Tsum Tsum Toy
Disney's most iconic characters are reimagined in the form of these cute and colourful soft toys. Available in a range of sizes, these stackable toys are sure to be a hit with little ones who can build a collection of their favourite Disney characters including Minnie and Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Winnie the Pooh.
Spotty Fabric Storage Tub by Minene
A perfect solution to the storage of baby's little items! Ideal for anything from toiletries to toys, this pretty tub in pink spotty fabric looks great in any nursery. It might even encourage the little tot to tidy away her own toys! Embroidered with baby's name and a choice of exclusive motifs the tub makes a practical and unusual baby gift.
Activity Play Mat
A gift for when the royal baby is a little bit older! Prince William and Kate can have a breather and keep their second child stay entertained with this soft-cushioned play mat, which also helps with their baby's early learning development.